1946 Willys CJ2A Jeep

Top Speed: about 75 mph
(with 4.56 gears, the mouse is revved way up)


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[all images copyright 1997 by Roy C. Sigsbey, all rights reserved]

Features

Engine

Drive Line

I bought this one as a basket case ($700), built the motor in my basement (BIG MISTAKE... here we are, me and a friend trying to wag that thing up the back stairs... he can't make it so... we sit on the steps with the motor in his lap... finally we get it to the landing and... I drop the ?!@%? thing on my foot!).

After getting the motor in and running, I spent the next several months replacing everything. I swear it was possessed! First to go was the rear pinion (what do you mean there is no fluid in there!), you make assumptions when you're in a hurry. The front axle had a 50/50 mix of water and lube, the rear was dry! Oh well! Had to rewire it (note all new VDO guages!). New radiator (supplied was too small for fiery V8). The brakes held out the longest, then POW! The guys at Predator 4x4 and the parts houses were the best! Trying to find parts for a '72 Chevy V8 stuffed into a '46 CJ, (you want WHAT?).

Well, I did make it all happen, and the total was somewhere around $4,000 ! It is real reliable now and boy does it jump! Somewhere around 350 hp (educated guess by the machine shop that did the crank).


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